Andrea Coulson

Dr, Reader in Accounting and Director of Knowledge Exchange Department of Accounting and Finance

  • United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Social and Environmental Accounting, Accounting for Risk, Accounting for Water, Stranded Assets, Multiple Capitals, Water Poverty, Living Wage.

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Personal Statement

My research and teaching interests include social and environmental accounting and accounting for risk. At a theoretical level I have a special interest in exploring the notion of multiple capitals and theories of value, in particular through interdisciplinary research. I apply my research to empirical investigations of social welfare, protection of human rights and engagement on environmental risk and 'materiality' thresholds for climate adaptation. I have over fifteeen years experience of working with the financial services sector on perceptions of social and environmental risks and valuations. My research and knowledge exchange activities are a direct input into my teaching and are reflected in my classes on Accounting for Risk, Accounting and Sustainability and Research Methodologies. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Durham

Award Date: 30 Sep 1997

External positions

Member Global Living Wage Steering Group, Citizens Uk on behalf of the Living Wage Foundation

2017 → …

Member Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Leadership Group, Scottish Living Wage Campaign

2017 → …

Chair Global Forum on Sustainability, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Jun 2010Apr 2015

Membership Global Forum on Sustainability, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Dec 1999 → …


  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Sustainability
  • Living Wage
  • Multiple Capitals
  • Risk
  • SDGs


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